I went to the post office and sent off my first batch of Christmas cards today. WOW we papercrafters have to pay. Alot of mine were $1.22. Poor guy. He weighed and added exact postage to each one for me. Did you know the square cards cost more. I had no idea. Well it was worth it. I like sending out my bulky, oversized handmade creations. So, I'm really getting down to the wire though. I'm looking for some clean and simple idea's to inspire me now. These are not so clean and simple, but lots of fun to create.
I got busy with my Layers of Color stamps for this one. I used several different sets : Waltzing Reindeer, Acanthus Leaves, Joyful Noise, and Touch of Elegance.
I was inspired by this piece of dp by Making Memories
It's from their Mistletoe line.
This year I purchased a couple of the Stampin Up Christmas sets. I loved this nativity scene. This one took longer than I thought because I had this idea that it would be so easy to stamp on the blue paper with VersaMagic and emboss with white ink. Well that part was. It was finding something white that would cover up the blue that was the challenge. I started out with my white pigment ink and a dove blender pen. Still had a blue hue after I finished. Then I just knew that a white paint pen would cover it. Yeah, it did, after about 5 coats. I did this process around the edges as well. And then added the glitter. I want be doing that technique again, Ha! You live and learn. I do like the way it turned out though. Next time I'll just paper piece it. Some how with all that work, it's still not the masterpiece I envisioned.
If you are a last minute Christmas card maker, don't feel alone, I'm sure there are many more of us out there. Keep plugging along with me and we wil make it.
Have a glittery day!